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Wildlife Tours Jeannette PA

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Dusty Mobile Home Village*
(412) 849-5341
14940 Rte 30
North Huntingdon, PA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Policies
Pets OK
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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KOA-Madison/Pittsburgh
(800) 562-4034
New Stanton, PA
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Bill Rubinsohn
(215) 886-5200
261 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA
Agency
Rubinsohn Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Middle East, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, National Parks, Religious, Reunions, Women's Travel
Website
www.rubinsohntravel.com

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Outflow Recreation Area (COE-Youghioheny Lake)
(814) 395-3242
Confluence, PA
Campground Availability
19-May thru 10-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Playground, Bike Rentals, Basketball

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Lickdale Campground & General Store*
(877) 865-6411
11 Lickdale Rd
Jonestown, PA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, River Swimming, Boating, Float Trips, Canoeing, Kayaking, Stream Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Ba

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Fox Den Acres Campground*
(724) 925-7054
390 Wilson Fox Rd
New Stanton, PA
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 31
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Lake Swimming, Wading Pool, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Keystone State Park
(724) 668-2939
New Alexandria, PA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Planned Group Activities, Sports Field, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Brenda Koss
(215) 953-1644
1041 Bustleton Pike
Feasterville Trevose, PA
Agency
Star Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, National Parks, Rail, Senior / Mature Adult, Women's Travel
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Ryerson Station State Park (McNay Ridge Campground)
(724) 428-4254
Wind Ridge, PA
Campground Availability
10-Apr thru Mid Dec
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Boating, Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Allegheny National Forest (Twin Lakes Campground)
(814) 362-4613
Kane, PA
Campground Availability
10-Apr thru 8-Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Lake Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Appropriate Conduct around Wildlife

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Appropriate Conduct Around Wildlife


From the pages of Camping Life

Every year, visitors to the backcountry are injured by wild animals that are, for one reason or another, put in a situation that leads to dangerously close contac with humans. Most of the time, it isn’t the animal that chooses to have such close contact.

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Baby Animals

From time to time, young animals, such as fawns, will be left alone temporarily by their mothers. Do not intervene, because it will only cause problems. If you approach closely or handle a young animal, a lingering human scent may lead to total abandonment by the mother.

• If the mother catches you messing with her young, she may perceive you as a threat and attack you.
• Never, ever get between a mother and her baby.

Small Animals

Don’t feed them, even if they come into camp looking hungry. It’s a strong temptation to feed seemingly friendly wildlife, but that accomplishes two negative ends. It makes them dependent upon human food, and it encourages them to hang around a human camp, both of which can be dangerous for them.

• Don’t try to touch. A startled animal may scratch or bite you, which can transmit dangerous diseases.

Big Animals

The No. 1 rule for all wildlife is to keep your distance.

• The best thing you can do if you want close-up photos is to buy a telephoto (200 mm to 400 mm)
lens, so you don’t have to crowd the animal.
• Do not shout, wave or throw objects to get the animal to “look” at the camera.

Bears

Food and surprise encounters are the two biggest problems between humans and bears when in bear country. Black bears are opportunistic foragers, always looking for a free meal, so it is important to keep a clean camp. The grizzly bear is a powerful predator, capable of outrunning a horse. Keep in mind that when you are in grizzly country, you are now just part of the food chain. Mother bears are very protective of their cubs, and will not hesitate to charge intruders.

• Don’t leave food in your vehicle. Bears can and will break into vehicles if they see or smell food.
• In the backcountry, hang food high in a tree. Sleep at least 100 feet from where you hang the food,
cook and eat. Toiletries such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo may also attract bears, so store them
as you would food.
• Don’t sleep in the same clothes you wore while cooking and eating. Hang that clothing in plastic bags
away from camp.
• At campsites without bear-proof garbage cans, treat garbage and leftovers the same as food. When
leaving camp, pack out all food scraps. Place food and garbage in tightly sealed plastic bags. Double-
bag everything to prevent the ...

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